Dec 7, 2012 2:35am EST
appropriate tepro signs of easing despite a call from the was to president mohamed morsi. the next few hours could be tense, barbed wire barricade surround the palace in cairo after deadly clashes between supporters and opposition groups. president obama calls violence there unacceptable. meanwhile morsi is offering to meet with leader but will not relinquish almost near power over the government. >>> and developments in the case against john mcafee. the former fugitive out of the hospital this morning and back in a detention cellen g een in l in guatemala. mcafee spent three weeks running from police in belize where he is wanted for questioning abut his neighbor's murder. >>> we could learn much more today about an alleged terror plot involving a pair of brothers in south florida. the qazis are making their first court appearance in fort lauderda lauderdale. both are naturized u.s. citizens originally from pakistan. their family call the case a misunderstanding. >>> in washington some difficult negotiations between the staffs of president obama and house speaker boehner, all that of course
Dec 3, 2012 3:00am PST
fujita, abc news, tokyo. >>> in egypt, protests against president mohammed morsi are spreading this morning on the streets and in the courts. demonstrators filled tahrir square once again, chanting against morsi's power grab late last month where he seized almost absolute power. egypt's highest court has gone on strike and judges across the country declared their opposition to morsi's move. >>> well, the head of the roman catholic church known for long sermons will start sending shorter messages today, 144 characters or less. pope benedict launches his twitter account. the vatican says the pope will compose his own tweets and will send the first one from his account himself. after that they'll tweet on his behalf. the pope tweeted once before, a year and a half ago from the vatican's account. it's not yet known what his twitter handle will be. >>> and another high-tech messaging system is celebrating a milestone today. believe it or not, the first text message was sent 20 years ago. it came from a british engineer who typed the season's greeting, "merry christmas." billions of
Dec 5, 2012 1:40am PST
, president mohammed morsi left the palace. ever since the revolution that captivated the world, egypt has struggled on the road to democracy. two weeks ago president morsi gave himself unchecked powers he says to put egypt on a democratic path. there was outrage on tahrir square. we were there. no one here believes morsi when he says the powers are just temporary. they say they traded one tyrant for another. then a surprise. morsi's allies rushed through a new constitution. critics say it could make egypt more islamic and doesn't do enough to guarantee freedom, including women. egyptians will have a chance to vote on the new constitution in two weeks. protesters could boycott. but for now it looks like it will go ahead and the president may very well get his way. alex marquardt, abc news, jerusalem. >>> and back here at home looking frail and in a wheelchair, former senator bob dole made a surprise appearance on capitol hill. dole was just released from the hospital a week ago, and he visited the senate to push for passage of a u.n. treaty, guaranteeing rights for the disabled, but even h
Dec 6, 2012 1:40am PST
. >>> and now, the growing unrest in egypt this morning. in clashes between supporters of president morsi and those who oppose him. opponents vow that more protests will take place. and unless the constitution drafted by morsi's islamist allies is rescinded. morsi is expected to speak to the nation today. >>> here at home now just 26 days to go for president obama and congressional republicans to reach a deal avoiding the fiscal cliff. mr. obama and house speaker john boehner took a step yesterday, speaking about the standoff on the phone. i guess at least they weren't texting, right? while the details of their chat remain private, both men continued to talk past each other in public. >> let's allow higher rates to go up for the top 2%. >> there are ways to limit deductions, close loopholes, and have the same people pay more, more of their money to the federal government, without raising tax rates, which we believe will harm our economy. >> treasury secretary tim geithner also weighed in yesterday saying the president is willing to allow the nation to go over the cliff if republicans don'